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Father’s Day gift ideas that pay it forward

Looking for Father's Day gift ideas that aren't a tie? Honor your dad while helping people in need. Give back and pay it forward with gift ideas for dads who love the outdoors, education, health, music, sports, and more.

Looking for awesome Father’s Day gift ideas? Maybe even a gift for charity? If you’re wondering what to get your dad, you’ve found the right place. You won’t find any ties, cuff links, or funny golf T-shirts on this list! (Nothing against funny T-shirts.)

What do you get for the dad who already has everything he needs? Or the guy who would give you the shirt off his back? Here’s an idea: Give your dad a Father’s Day gift that represents his generosity and helpfulness. Some of these gifts help to empower dads in developing countries to become better providers. Some gifts help protect and care for children in need. All of these gift ideas will honor your dad and pay it forward (while giving back)!

Father’s Day charitable gifts that pay it forward

For dads who understand the importance of lasting change:

  • Meet critical needs today and tomorrow — help people rebuild in the wake of disasters and empowering entire communities to lift themselves out of poverty. You’ll equip kids and families to thrive with reliable access to basics like clean water, nutrition, healthcare, education, and more. Give to the World Vision Fund >

For dads who love the outdoors:

  • Teach a man to fish. Literally. For $75, you’ll help a dad feed and provide for his family for years to come. Give a fishing kit >
  • Help a struggling family with what they need to grow their own nutritious food — tools, drought-resistant seeds, and training in improved farming methods. Give tools, seeds, and training >

For the disaster preparedness fanatic:

  • Donate a Relief Bed in your dad’s honor for $85 and provide a portable, durable, self-inflating mattress and pillow for someone who’s survived a disaster. Give a Relief Bed >
  • Give a sustainable, solar-powered lantern (starting at $20) and help provide four hours of light after the sun goes down. Give a solar-powered lantern >

For the dad who provides shelter for his family:

For dads who value health:

  • Imagine not having access to basic medicines and supplies. Equip a healthcare worker to care for people in need. Equip a healthcare worker >
  • Ship and deliver a custom-fit wheelchair for a child with disabilities for only $50. Give a wheelchair >

For the sports fanatic:

  • Thanks to matching donations, your gift doubles to send twice the amount of soccer balls and twice the fun for children in developing countries. Give soccer balls >

For the musician:

  • Children who learn the arts do better in school. Provide things like musical instruments, art supplies, instruction, and more for children in extreme poverty. Give art and music >

For the dad who values a good education:

  • Help break the cycle of poverty by supporting education for children in low-income countries. Give education >

Pray for dads around the world on Father’s Day

So many dads want to give a better life to their kids. Pray for fathers around the world, especially dads in developing countries who struggle to provide for their families even though they desperately want to.

May God the Father be their Provider, encouraging and equipping them to be loving, protecting, compassionate, nurturing, patient providers for their families. May God empower them to be forces for good and change agents in their families and communities.

Father's Day gift ideas that pay it forward (hint: it's not a tie) Looking for Father's Day gift ideas that aren't a tie? Honor your dad while helping people in need. Give back and pay it forward with gift ideas for dads who love the outdoors, education, health, music, sports, and more.

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